Frugal living at About.com has some very interesting articles. My favorite is “Convert your toilet to a dual flush”. Before reading this article, I didn’t even know what a dual flush toilet was! I googled it, and found out that a dual flush gives you a choice of flushing options…one for just liquids, and another for liquids and solids, giving you the option of conserving water when you flush just liquids. Countries like Australia, where water is at a premium, caught onto these types of toilets very quickly, and this article says that you can convert your toilet to conserve water for as little as $20!
Locally, dual flush conversion kits for about $25 were offered at Ace Hardware Store. Our local Ace Hardware Stores are in Johnstown and Palatine Bridge.